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How to Become a Licensed Home Inspector in Illinois

home inspector state regulations PHII's Online Home Inspection Course is approved for all pre-license education requirements in Illinois. The law requires 60 Hours of Education, a proctored Final Exam, and 5 Field Inspection Events. Field Inspection Events are an examination and evaluation of the exterior and interior components of a residential property conducted by a candidate for a home inspection license under the supervision of a licensed home inspector with at least 5 years experience. You may arrange these field inspection events yourself with a local inspector or we can help you.

Inspectors must complete 12 hours of continuing education (6 hours per year) for each two-year renewal.

Note: PHII students have had great success passing state and national exams, and you also receive FREE continuing education credits with your enrollment! Please check the website periodically for updates about current licensing laws or call toll free (800) 983-6322

Illinois Div. of Banks and Real Estate Approved
Our Basic Course has been approved by the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Division of Banks and Real Estate) for the required 60-hours of pre-license education. PHII's Continuing education courses are also approved. For verification call (217) 785-9300

Illinois Home Inspector Certification

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State Board:

Office of Banks and Real Estate
310 S. Michigan Ave Suite 2130
Chicago, IL 60604-4278

Approved: Yes

Training Provider:
Professional Home Inspection Institute
1533 NW 2nd St, Madison, SD 57042
Toll Free 800-983-6322

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long does the Illinois course take?
PHII's Illinois home inspection course can be completed in 1-2 weeks based on your past level of experience. However, you can take as much time as needed, and there are no limits on re-taking exams. The total course time for training in Illinois is broken up into hours for course instruction, field assignments, report writing and testing. PHII's Illinois course allows you to take your time or push yourself through quickly.

How much does the Illinois home inspector training cost?
Professional Home Inspection Institute will teach you how to become a home inspector in Illinois for the lowest average tuition rate in the industry. The course comes complete with all required instructional materials including 100% online access, workbook, back-up CDs, DVDs, and other materials you need to become a home inspector in Illinois . You can view the current prices by clicking the link on this page or by calling 1-800-983-6322.

What is errors and omissions insurance?
Home inspectors in Illinois should consider getting Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, which is a professional liability policy covering the policyholder for negligent acts and omissions that occur during an inspection. A good Errors and Omissions liability policy can help limit your out-of-pocket expenses if you are named in a lawsuit in Illinois should a problem occur with a home inspection. Our coursework is approved for Illinois home inspector errors and omissions insurance by major insurance underwriters.

Why should I choose PHII?
PHII gives Illinois residents interactive training, experienced support, a lot of value and the most affordable tuition in the industry. Plus we offer a satisfaction guarantee. Over the years we have successfully trained thousands of home inspectors throughout the U.S. and Canada, including many home inspectors in Illinois. We have been there to support our students from Illinois during and after the training. We have up-to-date Illinois home inspection course material, and we provide a turn-key system for setting up your own home inspection business in Illinois.

Questions about course enrollment?
Call us toll-free at 800-983-6322

PHII Illinois Home Inspection School

Free 1-YEAR NSHI Membership for Illinois Graduates
All Illinois home inspector graduates receive a free 1-year membership in the National Society of Home Inspectors (NSHI), a non-profit professional home inspector association.

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